Victorian Crown employees seeking relief from workplace bullying might be out in the cold after the FWC found it has no power to handle anti-bullying matters because the state has not referred the necessary power to Canberra.
BHP Coal Pty Ltd unfairly sacked a mine operator for misconduct over his use of the words "scab" and "scabby" in discussions with colleagues, because he did not direct the comments to anyone and they were not used in an industrial context, the FWC has found.
A court has ordered Australia Post to pay $40,000 in compensation for race discrimination to a worker called a "f--king black bastard" by a colleague, but has rejected his claim for aggravated damages.
A HR manager with an "outstanding" work record introduced an "element of tragedy" to her career when she made the "great mistake" of taking her personnel file home without permission then refused to return it, the FWC has found.
The Federal Government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct the first of a series of five-yearly inquiries into the nation's productivity performance, but the ACTU says the initiative ignores the "real problems" faced by workers.
A court has refused a Fair Entitlements Guarantee payment to an estranged spouse who was working for her husband when his business collapsed but claimed her marriage effectively ended after he took a second wife two years ago.